Technology


Do you have old photos you want to save digitally? The Photomyne app can work with single pictures as well as entire photo albums. Just use your smartphone to take a photo of any printed image and the new photo will be saved digitally. Then use Photomyne to perform edits such as cropping, rotating and enhancing. This class will teach you how to use the Photomyne app to preserve and organize your paper photos digitally. Bring photos and/or photo albums for practice. Bring your fully-charged smartphone/tablet to class with the Photmyne app installed and your account created. SKILL LEVEL B

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Want to connect with the younger people in your life? Then you'll want to be on Instagram, the social network for sharing and viewing photos and videos. Instagram has captured the young audience, with over 59% of US users under the age of 30. Users like not only its simplicity and creative imagery, but also its storytelling and photo-sharing abilities. Learn how to use this mobile-only application and make up your own cool Instagram username to boot. You'll work with your own fully charged smartphone (Apple/Android) in class. SKILL LEVEL B
Want to become more proficient in using your iPhone? We'll review your iPhone's basic features and build on them so that you will eventually take command of your phone. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Messages, Siri, Contacts, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Cameras, Photos, Music, Maps, the Apple Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPhone 5S or newer with the latest operating system, iOS 12, installed and updated. Bring your fully-charged phone to class. SKILL LEVEL A & B

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This second in a series of basic courses will familiarize you with the new and updated features of macOS Mojave (dark mode, gallery view, screenshots, new apps, dynamic desktop). Delve more deeply into these essential apps: Preview, Safari, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, iTunes and App Store and their preferences. Work on our iMacs or bring your MacBook, but do bring your Apple ID and password. You should have taken macOS for Beginners or possess equivalent experience.

SKILL LEVEL B

If you have more than one Apple device, you want them all to work and play well together. iCloud makes that easy: from storing photos, emails, contacts, purchased apps and media to providing services such as data syncing and storing your passwords, iCloud can do it securely. Keep all your Apple devices in harmony, learn to manage your storage and make the most of iCloud's helpful capabilities. Bring your fully charged and updated iPhone, iPad or Apple laptop to class. SKILL LEVEL B
What to do with your hundreds (or thousands) of iPhone photos? You could organize your photos into albums; teach your iPhone to recognize faces and gather all photos of that person into a single album, or use the new sharing features such as Shared Albums and the iCloud link. The days of emailing one or two photos at a time are over! Share as many as you wish quickly and easily with up to 100 people! Bring your fully charged and updated (iOS 12) iPhone or iPad to class. SKILL LEVEL B
Snapchat is a revolutionary social media app that has captured the imagination of the young and young at heart. What makes Snapchat revolutionary is that images and posts vanish after they are viewed. The temporary nature of the pictures, as well as Snapchat's filters, encourage frivolity and discourage multitasking. Fail to pay attention and the image is gone forever! You'll learn how to use Snapchat on your fully charged smartphone (Apple/Android) in class. SKILL LEVEL B
Need friendly, one-on-one help or advice on your technology? Bring in your smartphone, tablet (Apple/Android), or your laptop (Mac/Windows), and give our friendly tech instructors a chance to assess the issue, help you resolve it and even show you a few things about your device. We'll schedule a one-hour appointment with you where we provide simple coaching on one device or a specific application, or help you resolve those burning "why does that happen when I do this" conundrums. We will not be repairing or setting up devices. ALL SKILL LEVELS
Do you give presentations, teach or are you just curious about PowerPoint? This class is for you! Starting with PowerPoint's basic features, learn to use design templates and spice up your presentations by adding images, audios or videos. Learn time-saving tips and tricks, too. Previous experience with PowerPoint not required. However, you should have good basic PC skills and be able to navigate the internet to find images and media. We'll work on PC or Apple computers, your choice. SKILL LEVEL B
Do you like to read or watch movies? Listen to audiobooks and music? With a Hillsborough County library card and a smartphone or iPad, learn how the Libby, Hoopla and RB Digital apps give us access to e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, magazines and more--all free! We will also explore the Books and Kindle apps. Bring your fully charged and updated smartphone (iPhone or Android) and/or iPad, your current Hillsborough County library card and the pin number for that card. SKILL LEVEL B
Learn to incorporate safe habits into your digital life and enjoy connecting with family and friends. We will address issues such as identifying and protecting ourselves from online scams, protecting online identity and image, staying safe on social media, and keeping our home computer safe. Offered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education?, a non-profit charitable trust, this course will give up-to-date, practical and easy solutions to empower us and raise awareness. ALL SKILL LEVELS course.

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Tweets are everywhere. Like them or not, let's explore what a tweet is, what compels people to tweet, and how to use Twitter to learn more about the world. Learn what Twitter is, how to get started, tips and tricks if you already use Twitter, or just explore the educational information available with Twitter. Even if you don't intend to send out tweets, come find out what all the "twitter" is about! SKILL LEVEL B
Edit your photos right on your smartphone using third-party apps from the App Store (for iPhones/iPads) or Play Store (for Android phones/tablets). We will explore and use three apps: Touch Retouch ($1.99), AfterFocus ($0.99 or free), and Snapseed (free). Remove unwanted content and blemishes, sharpen images, add text, duplicate objects, blur the background for a professional portrait and much more. Bring your fully charged and updated smartphone/tablet to class, with these apps installed. SKILL LEVEL C